Karen Gaffney Foundation
The Karen Gaffney Foundation is entirely funded by honorariums Karen Gaffney receives for her speaking engagements, video sales, contributions from others and grants. She receives no payment personally for her work.
Gaffney is an open water swimmer who has swam nine miles across Lake Tahoe, swum in the Maui Channel, and was part of a relay team to cross the English Channel. Gaffney was born with Down syndrome, but has also graduated from college and is a passionate advocate for others like herself.